Winona Ryder rushed to hospital with mystery illness

Gen X actress and reformed shoplifter Winona Ryder has been struck by an medical emergency while on a flight to London.

Ryder was taken to hospital near London’s Heathrow Airport. According to a statement from British Airways “The captain of BA282, which was traveling from LA to Heathrow, requested a priority landing as a female passenger required medical attention. The passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The plane touched down shortly before noon UK time.” Cabin crew are said to have looked after Ryder while on board the flight.

A later statement from Winona Ryder’s spokeswoman called the emergency a “precautionary measure” and that Ryder she was quickly discharged.

“She did fall ill on a flight and as a precautionary measure, was taken to a hospital,” said a spokeswoman for Ryder. “She was there maybe an hour and was released. The bottom line is she is in good health.”

Ryder next appears on screen in the new Star Trek movie.

(via Reuters)